HB 1316

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 08, 2020
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Standards of Quality; work-based learning, teacher leaders and mentors, principal mentors.


Standards of Quality; work-based learning; teacher leadersand mentors; principal mentors; certain personnel positions and initiatives. Makesseveral changes to the Standards of Quality, including requiring the establishmentof units in the Department of Education to oversee work-based learning andprincipal mentorship statewide in Standard 1 and requiring the Board ofEducation to establish and oversee the local implementation of teacher leaderand teacher mentor programs in Standard 5. The bill also makes several changesrelating to school personnel in Standard 2, including (i) establishingschoolwide ratios of students to teachers in certain schools with highconcentrations of poverty and granting flexibility to provide compensationadjustments to teachers in such schools; (ii) requiring each school board toassign licensed personnel in a manner that provides an equitable distributionof experienced, effective teachers and other personnel among all schools in thelocal school division; (iii) requiring each school board to employ teacherleaders and teacher mentors at specified student-to-position ratios; (iv)requiring state funding in addition to basic aid to support at-risk studentsand granting flexibility in the use of such funds by school boards; (v)lowering the ratio of English language learner students to teachers; (vi)requiring each school board to employ reading specialists and establishing astudent-to-position ratio for such specialists; (vii) requiring school boardsto employ one full-time principal in each elementary school; (viii) loweringthe ratio of students to assistant principals and school counselors inelementary, middle, and high schools; and (ix) requiring each school board toprovide at least four specialized student support positions, including schoolsocial workers, school psychologists, school nurses, and other licensed healthand behavioral positions, per 1,000 students.

Bill Sponsors (29)



Feb 11, 2020


Left in Appropriations

Jan 29, 2020


Reported from Education (18-Y 3-N)


Referred to Committee on Appropriations

Jan 27, 2020


Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations


Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)

Jan 13, 2020


Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ

Jan 08, 2020


Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102181D


Referred to Committee on Education

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